Openings, closings and more dining-related news

Kevin Crowley, a partner at Northstar Café for almost six years, plans to open The Lox Bagel Shop this fall at 772 N. High St. in the Short North, once home to Homefare and L’Antibes. The breakfast and lunch spot will serve hand-rolled bagels and bagel sandwiches. Crowley is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has spent his career working in restaurants. You can follow the bagel shop’s progress on Instagram at @theloxbagelshop. 

This Saturday, Weiland’s Market celebrates its 57th birthday at the annual Party in the Parking Lot. The event—featuring live music, all-you-can-eat Weiland’s picnic foods, cake, beer and wine—runs noon to 5 p.m. at 3600 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

The 17th annual Ohio Wine Festival takes place this weekend at the North Market. Attendees get a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets, plus a $5 food voucher to spend at a market vendor. The event takes place 5–9 p.m. Fri. and 1–9 p.m. Sat. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the gate. Visit

Katzinger’s Delicatessen recently shuttered its North Market stall. Executive direct Rick Harrison Wolfe says a replacement is expected to open by September.

Actual Brewing Co. is moving forward with plans to open a Clintonville taproom and brew house this fall at 2808 N. High St. Owner Fred Lee is teaming up with two heavy hitters on the project. Chef Alana Shock, who closed her popular Campus-area restaurant Alana’s Food & Wine last year, will create the taproom’s menu, and Columbus craft brewing pioneer Scott Francis (owner of The Winemaker’s Shop) will work on the brewery side.

Seven Central Ohio restaurants were added this year to Wine Spectator’s annual Restaurant Awards list, honoring the world’s best restaurants for wine. Black Point, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Soul at the Joseph, Tastings—A Wine Experience and three Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse locations all made the list for the first time, joining 10 other local winners. Visit to view this year’s winners.

The 1126 Restaurant, a sushi bar with an extensive menu, is now open at 1126 N. High St., once home to Short North Parlor Room and Surly Girl Saloon.

A new craft meadery opens next month on the East Side, across from Actual Brewing Co. Uprising Meadworks, locally owned by Jennifer Ganoe and Nate Rhone, is set to open Aug. 3 at 687 N. James Road. The taproom will be open 4-10 p.m. Fri. and 2-10 p.m. Sat. during its grand opening weekend.

Last week, Daniel Kim opened Oshio Sushi Kitchen Bar, serving Japanese and Korean fare. The new restaurant replaces GoCupz at 974 W. Fifth Ave. in the Fifth by Northwest neighborhood.

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse on Long Street recently announced its launch of a coffee-roasting operation, Roosevelt Coffee Roasters, in Franklinton. Read more about owner Kenny Sipes and his work in the community here. 


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